Form of government: Semi-Presidential Republic

Independence Day: September 21, 1991

Capital: Yerevan (about 1.3 million)

Official language: Armenian

Area: 29,800 km²

Time zone: UTC + 4

Highest point: Aragats 4095 m above sea level

Population: 3.2 million (Sept. 2014)

Currency: Dram (AMD)

Telephone code: +374

Neighboring countries:
In the North: Georgia 164 km
In the West: Turkey 268 km
In the South: Iran 35 km
In the East: Azerbaijan 787 km

Provinces (marzer) and administrative centers

Yerevan: Capital
Population: 1,121,900
Aragatsotn Province: Ashtarak
Population: 168,100
Ararat: Artashat
Population: 311,400
Armavir: Armavir
Population: 323,300
Gegharkunik: Gavar
Population: 278,600
Kotayk: Hrazdan
Population: 328,900
Lori: Vanadzor
Population: 392,300
Shirak: Gyumri
Population: 361,400
Syunik: Kapan
Population: 164 000
Tavush: Ijevan
Population: 156 500
Vayots Dzor: Yeghegnadzor
Population: 69 400


Yererouk is a former church building, located in northern Armenian province of Schirak, near the town of Anipemza.

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Yerevan is one of the oldest cities in the world. A colorful city of contrasts! An inscription engraved in a stone by the order of King Argishti I in 482 BC, states that the fortress was built by him and was to be named Erebuni. According to some researchers, the name Yerevan is derived from Erebuni. Today, the capital of the Republic of Armenia has a population of 1, 2 million and is the biggest city in Armenia. 

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Fascinating ruins of this complex built by the order of Catholicos Nerses, which collapsed during the earthquake in the 10th century, are now a subject of partial reconstruction. 

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